Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The morning cup of tea

One of my most favourite times of day is the first hour after I wake up. Since leaving a job working for someone else and becoming my own boss entirely, my mornings start off in a much gentler way than they used to. I usually have that first hour to myself as Matt works later into the night than I do, he prefers sleep in of a morning, I prefer to go to bed early.

My day used to begin at 6 or 6:30 and was a rush to get everything done before leaving for work, I would get to work still feeling tired and feel stressed about the day ahead. Now, I still have stress, but at least I can begin my day calmly.

I wake up around 7 each morning now (a much nicer time), and as I work pretty close to home, I don't have to leave until 9 (on the days I'm not working from home). I use the first hour to ease into my day. I feed my gorgeous fur babies, make a cup of tea and sit in my sunny lounge room with my diary. The first cup of tea for the day is always the best one. I start with an English Breakfast or an Irish Breakfast tea and I have it in a lovely fine bone china tea cup (tea should always be enjoyed out of fine bone china).

As I sip my tea, I go through my diary and map out my day, scheduling important jobs that have priority and working out where other things can slot in as needed. I still use a physical paper and pen diary, and would be totally lost without it. I don't know how people can plan their life on their phone! After this is done, I sit on my comfy chair for some guided meditation or just some quiet time to think.

After the first peaceful hour has passed, the usual things need to get done, like eating breakfast and dressing. This is the time that I can have a chat with my hubby about the day ahead and we can make any combined plans that are needed.

I definitely enjoy that first hour, it gives me a sense of control over the day and keeps my mind from stressing out at simple things.

How do you spend your first morning hour?
xx Miss Ali

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